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Licence reinstated after race-fixing charges dropped

03:21 AM 24 Apr 2018 NZST
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Harness Racing participants Dayl March and Leonard Cain have had their licences reinstated after charges of race fixing against them were dropped last week. 

The Brisbane Magistrates' Court dismissed the charges, citing a lack of evidence in both cases. 

It is believed the Magistrate indicated in March’s case that there was insufficient evidence to proceed and the charges were subsequently withdrawn, The Courier Mail reported last week. 

In the case of Cain, it is understood the prosecution asked for more time to produce witnesses, but the submission was rejected and the case dismissed.

QRIC Commissioner Ross Barnett said both March and Cain had applied to have their racing licences reinstated. 

“Mr Cain’s suspension has been lifted effective immediately and he is able to resume under his licence which remains current," Commissioner Barnett said. 

“The licence of Mr March expired through the suspension period and he will be issued a renewal application directly. The suspension has been lifted however no current licence is in place at this stage.

“QRIC stewards have yet to examine the circumstances of each case to determine whether any further action should be taken.”

While March and Cain challenged their charges, former driver Barton Cockburn was fined $5,000 in October last year after pleading guilty to three charges relating to race fixing. 

Cockburn was warned off all race tracks for life following his conviction.


Reprinted with permission of The Punters

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